The Wildland Firefighter Apprentice Program is an accredited, educational program designed to enhance and develop future Fire and Aviation Managers. The intent of the Program is to take a career entry firefighter and provide education, training and paid work experience over a 12 to 48 month period, depending on experience. Upon successful completion of all the requirements of the Apprenticeship Program, the apprentice will reach journey-level status as a wildland firefighter.


  • L-380 pre-work for all academies will be to read "Into Thin Air" and answer corresponding questions. Check ot the pre-work under the apprentice tab.

  • All Academies will be located in McClellan, CA including Core Academy 75 and 76. Please read this memo for more information

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Academy Dates

Core Academy 75

Fall 2019

Core Academy 76

February 24 - March 22, 2019

Core Academy 77

February 10 - March 8, 2019

Foundational Academy 8

February 10 - March 8, 2019

All Academies will be located in McClellan, CA

*Academy check-in is on Sunday at 1330

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